MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 25 '18 at 19:14
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 457
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 454
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 183
Parallax 256
66% 210 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 176
Splatting 132
64% 150 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 528 348 108 108 102 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 552
Write 571
Mixed 512
SusWrite 214
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 50.8
180% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 492
DQ Mixed 322
262% 364 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 108%
Great: 176%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 183 181 185 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 188
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 184
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 24.6
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 23.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 6,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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